North American Missing Persons Network
James Edward Amabile

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Above Images: Amabile, circa 2003

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 4, 2003 from Folsom, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 19, 1965
  • Age: 38
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoos: "tiger's head" on
    upper back, "bird" on one shoulder and a "panther" on other,
    pierced left ear. Crewcut hairstyle.
  • Medical Conditions: Insulin-dependent diabetic.
  • Clothing: Dark blue or black windbreaker, white "Nike"
    athletic shoes.
  • Jewelry: "Medic tag" necklace. Diamond stud in left ear.
  • AKA: "Jim", "Jimmy"
  • Case Number: 03-17092

  • Details of Disappearance
    James was last seen at approx. 5:00 p.m. leaving his residence near the 700 block of 2nd Avenue to pick up his daughters in nearby Woodlyn, PA. He never arrived. Amabile called his wife that afternoon, as well as the baby sitter to say he’d be a few minutes late. The call to the baby sitter was placed at 5:13 p.m. and was picked up by a cellphone tower in the area of Morton Avenue and MacDade Boulevard. The baby sitter’s home was near Bullens Lane, a short distance away. But Amabile never showed up. The call to the baby sitter was the last call ever made from his cellphone.

    His vehicle, also missing, is described as a hunter green 2002 Ford Explorer with PA Lic# FLA 4785. James had a tendency to become confused and disoriented because of his diabetes. His credit cards, bank accounts and his cell phone have gone unused. Despite his diabetes, police have not found any record of any prescriptions being filled in his name.

    Amabile has been declared dead, but the investigation into the Ridley Township man’s disappearance continues. The Pennsylvania State Police have conducted helicopter searches of the Tinicum Wildlife Refuge for any signs of his vehicle.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ridley Township Police Department
    (610) 532-4000

    Source Information
    Laura Recovery Center
    Philadelphia Inquirer
    The Orlando Bloom Files